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1702132
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading AUKUS more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support the AUKUS Advanced Capabilities Industry Forum. more like this
tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
tabling member printed
Maria Eagle more like this
uin 22503 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>Since its announcement at the AUKUS Defence Ministers meeting in December 2023, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have consulted on the AUKUS Advanced Capabilities Industry Forum TORs, developing them in partnership with trade associations from all three nations. The MOD hosted the first forum trilaterally in Washington DC on 9 April 2024. Two further forums are planned for 2024, in the UK and Australia respectively.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Suffolk more like this
answering member printed James Cartlidge more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-23T12:31:08.363Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T12:31:08.363Z
answering member
4519
label Biography information for James Cartlidge more like this
tabling member
483
label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
1702133
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria her Department uses to assess the adequacy of funding for each school (a) nationally and (b) in York. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 22580 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>This government is committed to providing a world class education system for all children and has invested significantly in education to achieve that.</p><p> </p><p>Including the additional funding for teachers’ pay and pensions, funding for both mainstream schools and high needs is £2.9 billion higher in 2024/25, compared to 2023/24. The overall core school budget will total £60.7 billion in 2024/25, which is the highest ever level in real terms per pupil. This means school funding is set to have risen by £11 billion by 2024/25, compared to 2021/22.</p><p> </p><p>Each year, the government publishes an assessment of schools’ costs and funding increases in the Schools’ Costs Technical Note. In the most recent publication, the department’s analysis shows mainstream school funding rising by 7.6% in 2023/24 compared to the previous year, while costs were estimated to have risen by 6.7% at the national level. This analysis reflects averages across all schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Dedicated Schools Grant, York is receiving an extra £2.0 million for mainstream schools in 2024/25 compared to 2023/24, taking total school funding to over £125.5 million. This represents an increase of 2.0% per pupil compared to 2023/24, and an increase of 13.4% per pupil compared to 2021/22 (excluding growth funding). On top of this, all schools will receive additional funding through the Teachers’ Pay Additional Grant and Teachers' Pension Employer Contribution Grant.</p><p> </p><p>The precise funding and cost increases that individual schools in York, and across the country, will face depend on each school’s unique circumstances and the decisions that it has made about how to deploy its funding. The national funding formula is designed to fund each school according to its relative needs, and is updated annually to reflect how those needs change over time.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T16:38:23.16Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T16:38:23.16Z
answering member
3969
label Biography information for Damian Hinds more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1702134
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that children with SEND are provided with the (a) educational and (b) wider support required by their education, health and care plan in school. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 22581 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>The department shares the ambition that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) should receive the vital support they need across Education, Health and Care (EHC). As set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, the local authority has a legal duty to ensure that the special educational provision specified in an EHC plan is delivered. The department also has a number of measures in place to ensure that children receive the educational and wider support they need.</p><p> </p><p>Where local authorities are failing to deliver consistent outcomes for children and young people with SEND, the department works with them using a set of improvement programmes and SEND specialist advisors to address weaknesses. The department is also investing heavily in the SEND system, including £2.6 billion between 2022 and 2025 to fund new special and alternative provision (AP) places and improve existing support, including the announcement of 41 new special free schools.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also taking steps to improve the SEND system in the longer term, so that EHC plans can be issued as quickly as possible when needed and enable children and young people to access the support they require. In March 2023, the government set out its plans to reform and improve the SEND system through its SEND and AP Improvement Plan. This plan commits to establishing a single national system that delivers for every child and young person with SEND so that they enjoy their childhood, achieve good outcomes and are well prepared for adulthood and employment. The department is currently testing measures which it believes will make the biggest improvements to both the quality of plans, the experience of getting a plan and the quality and speed with which support is put in place.</p><p> </p><p>The department is strengthening accountability across the system so that everyone is held to account for supporting children and young people. This includes the new Ofsted and Care Quality Commission Area SEND inspection framework, which gives more prominence to the quality integration and commissioning of EHC services, and a national and local dashboard, which gives parents the opportunity to monitor the performance of their local systems.</p><p> </p><p>If a child or young person does not receive the support detailed in their EHC plan, the young person or parent can raise their concern with the school or local authority directly. Families can appeal to the First-Tier SEND Tribunal if they are unhappy with a local authority’s decision regarding an EHC assessment or plan. The Tribunal can also hear appeals and make non-binding recommendations about health and social aspects of EHC plans.</p>
answering member constituency Wantage more like this
answering member printed David Johnston more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-23T12:53:53.447Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T12:53:53.447Z
answering member
4761
label Biography information for David Johnston more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1702137
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept id 216 more like this
answering dept short name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept sort name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
hansard heading Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021: Broadband more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act in facilitating broadband network providers’ access to multi-dwelling units to make ultrafast broadband available to tenants. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Chris Bryant more like this
uin 22522 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 provides Electronic Communications Code Operators with the option to apply to the courts for time-limited Code rights to be imposed in situations where a tenant of a multiple dwelling building has requested an electronic communications service, but the landlord has not responded to repeated requests for access from the operator. This process is intended to be quicker and cheaper than applying to the courts for under the standard process set out in Part 4 of the Code.</p><p> </p><p>My Department will continue to monitor the impact of this legislation through regular dialogue with His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service and stakeholders, but no formal assessment has been made since the provisions came into force in December 2022 in England and Wales, and July 2023 in Scotland.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hornchurch and Upminster more like this
answering member printed Julia Lopez more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T10:04:36.337Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T10:04:36.337Z
answering member
4647
label Biography information for Julia Lopez more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Sir Chris Bryant more like this
1702138
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept id 216 more like this
answering dept short name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept sort name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Housing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many multi-dwelling unit freeholders are still to give permission to broadband network operators to upgrade their properties to gigabit-capable broadband. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Chris Bryant more like this
uin 22523 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>There are approximately 6.5m Multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the UK, of which an estimated 75% have access to a gigabit-capable connection. Of those that remain to be connected, this may be for a variety of reasons, including commercial viability, whether they are eligible for public subsidy or because they are subject to the commercial build plans of network operators, which includes ongoing negotiations with landlords of such properties.</p><p> </p><p>The Land Registry holds details of property interests in Land and Buildings in England and Wales, while the Land Register of Scotland, and the Land Registry of Northern Ireland, collect information related to Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively. While we recognise that not all land in the United Kingdom is registered, the Department expects operators to refer to these sources to ascertain the identity of the owner of a property.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hornchurch and Upminster more like this
answering member printed Julia Lopez more like this
grouped question UIN 22524 more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T10:25:41.847Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T10:25:41.847Z
answering member
4647
label Biography information for Julia Lopez more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Sir Chris Bryant more like this
1702139
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept id 216 more like this
answering dept short name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept sort name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Housing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to support network operators in identifying freeholders of multi-dwelling units so operators can secure the permission of freeholders to upgrade broadband infrastructure so it is gigabit capable. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Chris Bryant more like this
uin 22524 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>There are approximately 6.5m Multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the UK, of which an estimated 75% have access to a gigabit-capable connection. Of those that remain to be connected, this may be for a variety of reasons, including commercial viability, whether they are eligible for public subsidy or because they are subject to the commercial build plans of network operators, which includes ongoing negotiations with landlords of such properties.</p><p> </p><p>The Land Registry holds details of property interests in Land and Buildings in England and Wales, while the Land Register of Scotland, and the Land Registry of Northern Ireland, collect information related to Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively. While we recognise that not all land in the United Kingdom is registered, the Department expects operators to refer to these sources to ascertain the identity of the owner of a property.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hornchurch and Upminster more like this
answering member printed Julia Lopez more like this
grouped question UIN 22523 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-23T10:25:41.893Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T10:25:41.893Z
answering member
4647
label Biography information for Julia Lopez more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Sir Chris Bryant more like this
1702140
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept id 216 more like this
answering dept short name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept sort name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Housing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, how many multi-dwelling units are excluded from the requirement that new build properties should have capability to host gigabit-capable broadband infrastructure. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Chris Bryant more like this
uin 22525 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>The Building etc. (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 require developers of new build homes, including multi-dwelling units (MDUs), in England to install the gigabit-ready physical infrastructure necessary for gigabit-capable connections. Additionally, and subject to a £2,000 cost cap per premises, developers need to install a gigabit-capable connection. Where a developer is unable to secure a gigabit-capable connection within the cost cap, a next-best technology connection that is available within the same cost cap must be installed. This means first a superfast connection, and if this is not possible, at minimum a broadband connection.</p><p>The requirements do not apply to properties undergoing a material change of use, such as converted properties, which may form some of the MDU housing stock. This issue was considered during the Technical Consultation which ran from 21 December 2012 to 28 February 2022. However, there was a lack of evidence from the consultation responses to suggest that these types of properties should be in scope of the regulations. We do not have an up-to-date assessment of how many MDUs this currently applies to.</p>
answering member constituency Hornchurch and Upminster more like this
answering member printed Julia Lopez more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T10:28:25.293Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T10:28:25.293Z
answering member
4647
label Biography information for Julia Lopez more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Sir Chris Bryant more like this
1702141
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Food: Advertising more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she plans to lay regulations under the Health and Care Act introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for less healthy food products. more like this
tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Chris Bryant more like this
uin 22526 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>On 1 October 2025, the Government will introduce a United Kingdom-wide 9:00pm television watershed for the advertising of less healthy products, and a restriction of paid-for advertising of these products online. The Government and regulators are working through the necessary steps to implement and enforce the regulations. These steps include consulting, finalising guidance, and laying regulations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
grouped question UIN 22180 more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T18:33:19.023Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T18:33:19.023Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
previous answer version
29989
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
1446
label Biography information for Sir Chris Bryant more like this
1702148
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Fraud more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the costs of fraud in his Department in the last three financial years. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Ashworth more like this
uin 22572 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>The Government is determined to uncover fraud in the public sector and is proud of its record.</p><p>As part of this, the Government established the Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA). In 22/23 the PSFA set a target of delivering £180 million of savings to the taxpayer. In fact the PSFA far surpassed this within the first 12 months by preventing and recovering £311 million. As it enters its second year, the PSFA has a target of achieving £185 million of savings for the taxpayer.</p><p>The Government has also announced an additional £34 million to deploy cutting edge tools and Artificial Intelligence tools to help combat fraud across the public sector, saving £100 million for the public purse. This is in addition to existing partnerships between PSFA and the tech sector.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Dorset more like this
answering member printed Simon Hoare more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T15:54:52.23Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T15:54:52.23Z
answering member
4494
label Biography information for Simon Hoare more like this
tabling member
4244
label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1702150
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-04-18more like thismore than 2024-04-18
answering body
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept id 216 more like this
answering dept short name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
answering dept sort name Science, Innovation and Technology more like this
hansard heading Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Fraud more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department and its predecessor Department have taken to reduce the costs of fraud in the Department in the last three financial years. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Ashworth more like this
uin 22573 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-23more like thismore than 2024-04-23
answer text <p>The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) was established on 7<sup>th</sup> February 2023. Prior to this date the portfolio for DSIT sat within the Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The published BEIS Annual Report &amp; Accounts provide a summary of counter fraud activity and respective costs related to fraud. The Cross-Government Fraud Landscape Annual Report 2022 highlights the latest available data relating to fraud and error across government.</p><p> </p><p>Presently, as for all Government Departments, DSIT counter fraud activity is governed by Government Functional Standards for Counter Fraud, covering both proactive and reactive counter fraud activity, and set out by the Government Counter Fraud Function (GCFF). Adherence to standards is monitored and reviewed by the Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA).</p><p> </p><p>In 2022/23 the PSFA set a target of delivering £180 million of savings to the taxpayer. In fact, the PSFA far surpassed this within the first 12 months by preventing and recovering £311 million. As it enters its second year, the PSFA has a target of achieving £185 million of savings for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also announced an additional £34 million to deploy cutting edge tools and Artificial Intelligence tools to help combat fraud across the public sector, saving £100 million for the public purse. This is in addition to existing partnerships between PSFA and the tech sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is determined to uncover fraud in the public sector and is proud of its record.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Arundel and South Downs more like this
answering member printed Andrew Griffith more like this
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less than 2024-04-23T12:01:29.077Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-23T12:01:29.077Z
answering member
4874
label Biography information for Andrew Griffith more like this
tabling member
4244
label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this